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    Managing PEP Risks


    The session provides an opportunity to think like a criminal, identifying the ‘pillars of success’ that are essential to moving millions of dollars whilst evading banking due diligence controls and in spite of widespread awareness of PEP risks. We expect that at the end of the session you will be able to describe just how to construct a money-laundering scheme, but we do not want you to actually launder any money! That would be very wrong. We’d like you to share this learning and use this information to become more effective in identifying crime risks.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the stages of laundering money
    • Learn how criminals evade detection
    • Identify red flags and behavioral risks
    • Q&A


    Lee Byrne | Managing Director & Head of Academy, Great Chatwell Academy of Learning Lee Byrne is currently ‘enjoying’ his fifteenth week of being locked-down at home in the English countryside with two young and challenging daughters. For the first few weeks it was fine, but he now yearns to get out travelling again because he has spent the past 30 years working within financial services across the world. He was formerly the Head of Financial Crime Compliance and MLRO for a Nigerian bank, and was the Global Head of FC studies for the ICT. He founded Great Chatwell Academy of Learning in 2017 and now supports risk and compliance professionals around the world to become more confident and effective in identifying crime and the financing of terrorism through mentoring and education. On Saturday 25th July he will be sharing his insights in to what has been reported as a multi-million dollar theft and exploitation of one of the world’s poorest countries.


    Souzan Esmaili, Compliance & AML Consultant | Founder, TCAE Souzan Esmaili has over 14 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus on Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto. She is currently working with one of the international banks in Toronto and covering the Anti-Bribery and Corruption program for Canada and Latin America. Prior to moving to Canada, Souzan worked as a senior consultant and assisted her clients to understand their compliance needs, advised on meeting regulatory requirements and managed a multitude of remediation projects. She has acted as the Compliance Officer and MLRO for a number of firms regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and advised extensively on matters related to Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). In October 2019, Souzan created Toronto Compliance and AML Events (TCAE) with a passion to help the AML and Compliance professionals to connect and inform them of relevant events based in Toronto. In March 2020, Souzan launched The Knowledge Series where she brings international industry experts and thought leaders to share their knowledge and experience with the AML and Compliance professionals around the world. Souzan holds an MBA from the American University of Sharjah, a Post Graduate Diploma in GRC from Manchester Business School (UK), a Certified Anti Money Launder Specialist (CAMS) and FinTech Program certificate from Oxford University (UK).

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    Sep 21 2021


    10:00 am - 11:00 pm


    Toronto Compliance & AML Events


    Toronto Compliance & AML Events